Las Vegas man charged with discussing synagogue attack gets prison sentence

A 24-year-old Las Vegas man charged with discussing an attack on a valley synagogue and bar has been sentenced to two years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Conor Climo received his sentence Friday after pleading guilty back in February to a count of possession of an unregistered firearm, specifically the component parts of a destructive device, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada.

Climo was arrested in 2019 after federal law enforcement learned he was communicating online with people in the white supremacist extremist group Feuerkrieg Division, federal prosecutors said in a press release.

He admitted to talking about setting fire to a Las Vegas synagogue and attacking the Anti-Defamation League. He also said he surveilled an LGBTQ bar to prepare for an attack.

An FBI-led terror task force searched Climo's home and found components for a destructive device, agents that could be used as fuels and several hand-drawn schematics for explosive devices. Agents also seized an AR-15 rifle and bolt-action rifle from his bedroom.

"Our office is committed to working closely with our law enforcement partners to disrupt and stop potential bias-motivated violence before it happens," U.S. Attorney for Nevada Nicholas Trutanich said in a press release. "Here, law enforcement in Nevada identified the defendant’s threats of violence — which were motivated by hate and intended to intimidate our faith-based and LGBTQ communities — and took swift action to protect our communities and ensure justice."

In addition to prison time, Climo has been ordered to special conditions of supervised release, including mental health treatment and computer monitoring, federal prosecutors say.

Source: news3lv
Photo: Conor Climo (LinkedIn)